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Historical Events In 1861

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

May 05   In the year 1861 alexandria, VA  

May 06   Arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US on this day in history.  

May 06   Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US in the year 1861.  

May 06   Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy on this day in history.  

May 06   Radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913) in the year 1861.  

May 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN on this day in history.  

May 08   In the year 1861 richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy  

May 10   In the year 1861 union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI  

May 10   In the year 1861 union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI  

May 12   Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

May 13   Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality in the year 1861.  

May 14   On this day in history the Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain.  

May 16   Confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium on this day in history.  

May 16   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality on this day in history.  

May 18   On this day in history battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South  

May 20   On this day in history cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle  

May 20   On this day in history kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War  

May 20   On this day in history north Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union  

May 21   In the year 1861 nC is 10th state to secede from Union  

May 21   On this day in history north Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union  

May 21   On this day in history richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital  

May 23   In the year 1861 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia on this day in history.  

May 23   Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession in the year 1861.  

May 24   Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops in the year 1861.  

May 24   In the year 1861 alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   In the year 1861 elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23  

May 24   Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" on this day in history.  

May 25   On this day in history john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ  

May 25   In the year 1861 john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South in the year 1861.  

May 26   In the year 1861 postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South  

May 26   Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL in the year 1861.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 in the year 1861.  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies in the year 1861.  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 in the year 1861.  

Mar 10   On this day in history josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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